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View Options

Menu Option

Use to

Page Mode

Turn Page Mode on (the equivalent of Print View in Word) or off (the equivalent of Normal View in Word).

In Page Mode, the editor displays one page at a time. It is most useful for documents containing multiple columns, as the columns are displayed side by side.

Fitted View

Turn Fitted View on or off. This is a special case of Page Mode, in which the text wraps to the window width and the soft page breaks are not displayed.

If you select Fitted View, Page Mode is automatically selected too. If you deselect Page Mode, Fitted View is automatically deselected too.


Display or hide the ruler at the top of the page.

The ruler shows tab stops and paragraph indentation marks; it can also be used to create or delete tab stops.

Tool Bar

Display or hide the tool bar above the ruler.

The tool bar provides a convenient method of selecting fonts, point sizes, character styles and paragraph properties. The tool bar also shows the current selection for font, point size and character styles.

Status Ribbon

Display or hide the status ribbon at the bottom of the editing panel.

The status ribbon displays the current page number, line number, column number and row number. It also indicates the current insert/overtype mode.

Paragraph Marker

Display or hide the paragraph marker (an inverted 'P') at the end of each paragraph.

This option is useful when working with lines with many different heights.

Hidden Text

Show or hide 'hidden' text.

Text formatted with the hidden attribute (see Character Formatting Options) is shown with a dotted underline. When the option is turned off, the hidden text is not visible.

Field Names

Insert, show and hide field names.

As you develop your RTF document, you right-click on sections to insert field markers. You cannot insert these markers unless you have selected the Field Names option.

When you deselect the option, existing field names are obscured.

Page Header/Footer

Display or hide the text of page headers and footers. If Page Mode is not selected, this option turns Page Mode on.

When Page Mode is selected, you cannot edit the header or footer text unless you also select the Edit | Edit Page Header/Footer menu option. See Headers and Footers.

When Page Mode is deselected, you can see and edit page headers and footers at the start of the document.

Page Border

Display or hide a page outline in Page Mode.

When Page Mode is deselected, this option is not available.

When Page Border is selected, the document contents are shown within a page outline. When Page Border is deselected, the document contents are formatted within the boundaries of the editing screen.


Shrink or enlarge the display of the document text, by selecting the appropriate percentage enlargement.

The editor supports zoom percentages from 25 to 200.